Moulting

Common Causes:

Most hairy animals moult, that is, they shed hair from the coat. Long haired animals shed more. The recent development of commercial foods based on carbohydrate have caused a situation where owners consider excessive shedding of fur as relatively normal. It is not, a light moulting at change of season especially in spring when the winter warm coat is shed is normal but patches of hair and clumps of hair indicate a dietary [problem associated with low grade skin problems.It is common in cats and dogs and can easily be treated by including herbs into the animals diet

Symptoms:

Hair shedding occurs throughout life and is associated with regular’ die off’ of individual follicles. Regular grooming the animal (cats) or by you the owner can minimise problems and keep the coat in good condition, spreading the oils through the coat and allowing your animal to enjoy the process. Excess moulting can often be the result of poor dietary choice. Sometimes dandruff will show as well. This is an indication that the skin is not in good health. The coat should be soft to the touch especially if on a healthy diet.

 In dogs a simple test is to run ones hand from the head to the tail od the dog and assess if there is an increasing coarseness. If so the animal has a skin problem because it indicates that there is constant licking and scratching even if it is not observed. Sometimes nibbling of feet is also a indicator 

Consider This

Using a thinning comb in the summer or to remove excess fur especially the soft undercoat. 

Use of animal herbal shampoos once a month.

 A good diet will help very considerably especially if based on fresh meat of fish so reference to subscription pages may help further with information and discussion about your pet.